I am Samantha. I’m 37 years old.
I found out that I am autistic and confirmed that I am ADHD. This is ok as it helps to explain a lot of things about me that I was confused and had questions about before.
I grew up in a world with disability as my sister has Angelman’s Syndrome. So I am fine with this, in fact I am happy and relieved. I pursued this, and I’m content to now know.
I am also a very blessed mother of two. Katrina was born on September 8th, 2004 and she passed away on February 26, 2007. That was the worst thing in my life I went through. The worst day of my life. But I am lucky to blessed with my second daughter Julianna born on July 14th, 2009.
Raising a second child after you lose one is not easy. It’s a blessing but it isn’t easy. Anyone who has lost a child understands that. You have to deal with many memories and keep both children separate. That is a huge challenge.
I love both my girls the same! I try and do my very best for Julianna…. She is Autistic as well, and also has SPD (Sensory Processing Disorder). This gives us great challenges. She has a hard time with many things and has many meltdowns. Everything we do is a challenge. It is often a challenge just to get through the day. But we manage and with doing many therapies we learn strategies to help her.
She is a beautiful, sweet girl with an amazing personality and I wouldn’t change a thing about her for the world. She is all MINE :).
I love to write and it helps me with everything that I am experiencing. Hopefully some of my words can help you :), and if you’d like to share some of yours, I would love to read them.